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Percy Jackson TV series adaptation happening at Disney Plus

by Eulah Pearce (2020-05-16)


Ten years after author Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson character debuted on the big screen, played by Logan Lerman, the character is heading to the small screen. 

Riordan, 55, took to Twitter on Thursday in a quick video with his wife Becky, to reveal that a Percy Jackson TV series is happening on Disney Plus.

Two of Riordan's books were adapted into movies, 2010's Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and 2013's Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, starring Lerman, who reacted to the news as well, stating, 'Excited to see this! Hope it gets the adaptation the books deserve. Congrats @RickRiordan.'


















Percy returns: Ten years after author Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson character debuted on the big screen, played by Logan Lerman, the character is heading to the small screen







Video announcement: Riordan, 55, took to Twitter on Thursday in a quick video with his wife Becky, to reveal that a Percy Jackson TV series is happening on Disney Plus







Reaction: Two of Riordan's books were adapted into movies, 2010's Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and 2013's Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, starring Lerman, who reacted to the news as well, stating, 'Excited to see this! Hope it gets the adaptation the books deserve. Congrats @RickRiordan'


While Riordan and Becky didn't say much about the series, they made it clear in their statement that they will in fact be heavily involved in the development.

'Hey Percy Jackson fans. For the past decade you've worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson's world,' the statement begins.






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'Some of you have even suggested it would be a great series for Disney+. We couldn't agree more!' Riordan added.






Percy: While Riordan and Becky didn't say much about the series, they made it clear in their statement that they will in fact be heavily involved in the development














'We can't say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one,' he added. 

It's possible the series could adapt one book each season, The Lightning Thief, followed by The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian, for a five-season show, though that has yet to be confirmed. 

He did assure fans that, 'Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show.'






Show: 'We can't say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one,' he added







Involved: He did assure fans that, 'Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show'


'There will be much more news in the future, 벳이스트미니게임 but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods. It's going to be a fantastic, exciting ride,' Riordan concluded. 

The books follow the title character Percy Jackson, a seemingly normal teenager who learns that he is actually a demigod, son of a human mother and the Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. 

There have been over 69 million copies of the books sold around the world, sold in more than 35 countries.






Books: The books follow the title character Percy Jackson, a seemingly normal teenager who learns that he is actually a demigod, son of a human mother and the Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon


The Lightning Thief movie wasn't a massive hit at the box office, earning $88.7 million domestic and $226.4 million worldwide from a $95 million budget.

The sequel, Sea of Monsters, dipped a bit at the domestic box office, earning $68.5 million and $199.8 million worldwide from a $90 million budget.

Both movies were distributed by 20th Century Fox, which was acquired by Disney. 






Lightning Thief: The Lightning Thief movie wasn't a massive hit at the box office, earning $88.7 million domestic and $226.4 million worldwide from a $95 million budget







Sea of Monsters: The sequel, Sea of Monsters, dipped a bit at the domestic box office, earning $68.5 million and $199.8 million worldwide from a $90 million budget